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‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ plays its strengths

John Coakley, Contributor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

While the sequel is perhaps inferior to the original, it is a genuinely fun adventure that sets up an intriguing premise for another sequel.

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Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Logan is the best superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight’

Thomas Calautti, TV Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

It trades in bombast and spandex in exchange for simplicity and intimacy.

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‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

Shae Feather, Contributor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Since its conception in 2002, “The Bachelor” has had a disproportionately white cast and an even less diverse array of bachelors and bachelorettes.

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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Top Five: Must-watch Netflix movies to get you in the holiday spirit

Heather Allen, Contributor
December 21, 2016
Filed under Top Five, TV/Movies

With studying for exams and only having a few days between the end of the semester and the holidays, there's no time to waste getting into the spirit.

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Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Thomas Calautti, WireTV Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has exhibited a strong depth of character with his portrayal of Negan. He’s been funny, cruel, charming and horrifying all at the same time. The more he's on screen, the better the show gets.

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‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

The reason why older viewers appreciate a series about kids solving a mystery in the '80s isn’t just Star Wars nostalgia, it’s the complexity of the characters, the creepy, horror-like vibe and their beg to answer the questions introduced by the show: Where is Will Byers and what is this monster?

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NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor
October 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

"This Is Us" tells the story of four unique characters turning 36 on the same day. A major plot twist is sure to leave viewers hooked.

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“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

“The Sopranos,” the gift that keeps on givin’

Brett Reardon, Contributor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

David Chase’s epic television drama, “The Sopranos,” is a 17-year-old show that continues to have cultural and cinematic relevance and influence in the modern day television landscape.

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All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Sports, TV/Movies, WireTV

“It’s fun because usually hockey is considered as a boys sport and it’s cool that girls are doing it too,” 11-year-old skater Simone Robinson said.

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Empire is NOT just another lame musical

Empire is NOT just another lame musical

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
March 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

I challenge you to watch the first episode of "Empire" and not get hooked. The singing of the Timbaland-produced songs might turn you off at first, but this is certainly not your typical musical.

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“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

“Broad City” redefines the hangout comedy

Brett Reardon, Contributor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

With the smooth dialogue between its two protagonists that hardly misses a beat, "Broad City" shows that its true merit is the best-friend relationship between the two.

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